The Effect of Friction on Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab


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What is friction in physics?

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1. Which of the following is not a type of friction?

2. Which of the following materials is likely to create the largest frictional force?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Friction is a physical force that, despite seeming simple, can be a difficult concept to understand given its broad use. This quiz will help you to better understand friction on accelerating objects via questions about what friction is and different forms of friction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on your knowledge of:

  • The definition of friction
  • The different types of friction
  • Frictional force created by different materials
  • What a longer travel time indicates in the friction lab

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand the concept of frictional force on accelerating objects.
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding frictional force and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different types of friction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of friction to answer questions about its value in different situations

Additional Learning

To find out more about this topic, you can go over the corresponding lesson called The Effect of Friction on Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab. This lesson covers the following subject matter:

  • Definition of force
  • How different materials affect frictional force in distinct ways
  • The experimental set up to determine frictional force on an accelerating object